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Beyond Palomar (Love & Rockets) Paperback – December 17, 2007

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Love & Rockets has been American fiction's best-kept secret. -- Rolling Stone

A high point in the comics form, conventional in idiom, but not comparable to any strips before it. -- Washington Post

If you've never heard of Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, you've been missing out on hidden treasures of our impoverished culture. -- The Nation

Jaime's Maggie and Gilbert's Luba are two of the great characters in contemporary American fiction. -- LA Weekly

The Hernandez Brothers are uncanny. No other man in or out of the field understands women the way they do. -- Trina Robbins, author of A Century of Women Cartoonists

About the Author

Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife and daughter. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically acclaimed series Love and Rockets. His books include Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, Luba, Palomar, Speak of the Devil, Sloth, The High Soft Lisp, Love from the Shadows, Girl Crazy, Yeah!, and many books in the Love and Rockets series.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics (December 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560978821
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560978824
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,043,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Readers of Gilbert H.'s fiction occasionally accuse him of lifting the slightly "mystic small town" aesthetic associated with writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez or william Faulkner, and not without good reason. I won't go into detail why this is one of my favorite books of all time, but I would like to know where Gilbert got his ideas, especially the bellybutton fixation and the walnut cracking.
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I guess when i started reading these i liked the l.a. stories better than the mexican ones, and wanted them to be all about hispanic life in l.a. Over time though the characters in the mexican stories started to become better. Plus luba's got big boobs.
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